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    Quote Originally Posted by rigos View Post
    Hi Erby,

    Thanks for your input! I assumed as much just airing on the side of caution.

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    Always best to be safe mate, and its good to get people talking in case others have had a different experience - we're all in the same boat hey

    Reducing my electric footprint has been on my mind lately as well (somewhat prompted by the smart meter to be fair so its also a tool as well as a hindrance).

    I'm switching to higher end LEDs. They pull 40% less from the wall which means I can do 2 x 600w HPS equivalent LED setups for about the price of one.

    Im also going to add a big oil heater to the groom to take the pressure of the expensive fan heater (for lights out).
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    my energy company tried charging me £65 for lecky and £75 for gas but got them both removed on medical grounds for nowt so guess i was pretty lucky

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    Valentina,

    Thanks for taking the time out to have a look for me, really went above and beyond it is much appreciated!

    All the best for 2019.

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    Hi Erby,

    Looked at LED's myself a few years ago i think this was before the time that the initial outlay was worth the Efficiency saving balanced with the results.

    Things have probably come a long way since the days of me looking at them so it may be that i take the time out to have another look into this. If you have any recommendation on LED(s) i would appreciate them, although i suspect that is another thread completely

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    Quote Originally Posted by rigos View Post
    Hi Erby,

    Looked at LED's myself a few years ago i think this was before the time that the initial outlay was worth the Efficiency saving balanced with the results.

    Things have probably come a long way since the days of me looking at them so it may be that i take the time out to have another look into this. If you have any recommendation on LED(s) i would appreciate them, although i suspect that is another thread completely

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    Hi mate,

    haha yeahh for sure lol. As a starting point check out Invisible Sun for a cheaper / slightly DIY entry point. Or if like me you would prefer a more 'finished' product off the bat, check out Migro. Also the Migro youtube channel is great for general information and comparisons. Well worth a lazy afternoon having a snoop around

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    Erby,

    lazy afternoons are few and far between unfortunately although my partner is working this weekend so i might be able to find myself a few hours!

    Thanks for the heads up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rigos View Post
    Erby,

    lazy afternoons are few and far between unfortunately although my partner is working this weekend so i might be able to find myself a few hours!

    Thanks for the heads up.

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    Haha hearing that mate - well best of luck. Any Qs feel free to ask and I'll help where I can

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    Quote Originally Posted by rigos View Post
    Hi Everyone,

    This is my first thread on this forum so please forgive me if it is a bit rough around the edges!

    SO i have the opportunity to commence a grow in my new house that i recently bought, only problem is the house already had a smart meter installed before i moved in. Is there any way around this or any danger surrounding these meters? Should i be wary of the meter or should i just crack on as if it was not there?

    Have no experience with smart meters and how to grow around or with them so just wondering if anyone else has any experience they can share with me on this matter.

    Any and all advice much appreciated!

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    Hey mate welcome I was in same shoes you are 2/3 months ago. On here you will be look after for anything weed related, I am going on a smart meter as well.... Most lights,fans, ect. Are "energy saver" pending on you're gear... Just get your stuff setup and watch the meter... I have a 300w led and fan on 24 hrs and its barely increased by a pound a day

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    Quote Originally Posted by rigos View Post
    Hi M_C,

    Thanks for your response to my thread, would you not worry about it even if you was running say 5/6 600w hps and all the things that go with it?

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    If you run all that seriously you may as well hang the sign out you're window and door to everyone

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    Hi Mel,

    Thanks for your response, although i must agree to disagree as i have run this setup before successfully until i decided to stop and never had as much as a knock on the door.

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    I wouldnt worry unless you got a shit load of 1000w lights lol. Im sure they will be happy for you to use more elecy anyway more money for them lol

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    Led ftw here.

    On a 90 day auto 24/0 grow, you would save £350 in electricity for a 1000w reduction. Use very latest stuff and you would save £450 every 90 days









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    Quote Originally Posted by rigos View Post
    Hi British,

    Thanks for your input and safety advice. I have run 5 x 600w before with a 10inch & 8 inch filter i had all the appropriate relays etc. Are you telling me i was at risk of burning down?

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    Imho it's unsafe to run 5x600w lamps plus the other bits and bobs on a normal household ring main . The three lamps pull around 13amps and 3000volts before you add anything else and not just the grow room but anything else that's on that circuit. But I don't understand why you need 5x600 hps lamps for 10plants . When 2x600 hps absolutely smash it when hung over 8plants . 3 would be the maximum needed and the other two are just a waste of money and electricity. Imho


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    Quote Originally Posted by British green View Post
    Imho it's unsafe to run 5x600w lamps plus the other bits and bobs on a normal household ring main . The three lamps pull around 13amps and 3000volts before you add anything else and not just the grow room but anything else that's on that circuit. But I don't understand why you need 5x600 hps lamps for 10plants . When 2x600 hps absolutely smash it when hung over 8plants . 3 would be the maximum needed and the other two are just a waste of money and electricity. Imho


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    Quote Originally Posted by gardro View Post
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    I would be scared as hell using 6, 600 watt HID for 10 plants in a residential area owning a smart meter. Smart meters are only a problem, when data is needed, and when SOMEONE LOOKS at the data! They are designed to detect absolute usage. When and how much! Same principle as an EC reading on a EC meter. There are so many variables and reasons why anyone would take a look at the retrieved data. I'm so sorry to say, it happens my friends! They are called SMART for a reason. So be careful!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Easy-T View Post
    Don't think you will need 5/6 x 600watts for 10 "plants sure get away with 2

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    I have 1 630w CMH over 10 (8 now the Cindy's are out) and they're growing out of control...deffo no need for 3000w

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    Quote Originally Posted by rigos View Post
    Valentina,

    Thanks for your quick response.

    Just had a quick look and could not find an article on how to remove one they were more focused on installing one.

    Could you send me a link if you have the time please? Would be much appreciated.

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